May 28, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that people who are fully vaccinated can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic. A statement from the CDC’s website says “fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including business and workplace guidance.”
Right now, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says it is reviewing this recent guidance and will update its materials on its website accordingly. Until those updates are provided, it is directing people to refer to CDC guidance for information to protect fully vaccinated workers. However, many companies still have mask requirements in place and ABI would recommend you consult your legal counsel before making any decision that changes health and safety policy for your business.